The Tragic Obsession Tour

Reading at Ann Arbor District Library, Traverwood Branch

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

3333 Traverwood Drive (at Huron Parkway)
Ann Arbor, MI

For more information, please visit the Traverwood Branch website.

PRIM&R "Meet the Authors of Our Community" event

Sun, 12/04/2011 - 3:30pm - 4:45pm

PRIM&R is Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research. It is the national organization dedicated to advancing research ethics and the responsible conduct of human subjects research. The "Meet the Authors" event is part of PRIM&R's 2011 Advancing Ethical Research Conference in Washington, DC. For details visit PRIM&R's website.

The 23rd Annual Dorothy MacLean Fellows Conference at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Chicago

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

The Open Wound event will include and reading and remarks by Jason Karlawish and comments from Dan Sulmasy and Alison Winter.

Read more about the MacLean Conference here & visit the MacLean Center.

The document below is the conference brochure.

The University of Michigan: Center for the History of Medicine & Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

The Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM) and the Center for the History of Medicine are co-sponsoring a talk by Dr. Jason Karlawish, Professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics and the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Karlawish will discuss "Open Wound: The Tragic Obsession of Dr. William Beaumont," a story based on true events along the early 19th century American frontier. A reception will follow the talk, and copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Yale University, Medical Humanities and the Arts Lecture Series

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Yale University is home to one of the William Beaumont Archives where Jason Karlawish did research for Open Wound. This reading will be held in the Library's William Beaumont Room, a space decorated with portraits of Beaumont and Saint Martin. Images of the space will appear on The Tragic Obsession Tour gallery.

National Institutes of Health Inter-institute Bioethics Interest Group

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: NIH Masur Auditorium on the main campus NIH, Building 45 or Natcher Building, Lower Level, Room D. for a campus map, click here.

To learn more about the NIH Bioethics Interest Group, contact Miriam Kelty, PhD at

A book signing to follow at an area bookstore.

Reading at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Science, Technology, and Society Program

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Location: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing, 1100 E. Leigh Street, Room 1009, (MCV Campus)

For more information, visit the STS website.

New York Academy of Medicine Author Night Series

Tue, 10/11/2011 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Registration: 5:30-6:00 PM, Program: 6:00-7:00 PM

Location: 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029

For more information visit the New York Academy of Medicine website.

Fiction Forum at the New School

Mon, 10/10/2011 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: The New School, Lang Café, Eugene Lang Building, 65 West 11th Street, ground floor (enter at 66 West 12th Street)

Admission: $5; free to all students and New School faculty, staff, and alumni with ID

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